Jessica Montgomerie tendered her resignation as Social Vice-President during the executive meeting held on 15th July. As more than half of the term had been served, the executive committee decided not to run a by-election for the position.
Thanks to the kind grant allowing AMESS to purchase a new BBQ, a freezer and regular BBQ food/supplies, countless students on the Albany Village campus have benefited from these monthly BBQs and helped to make the University experience more fun. These events have been so successful that an extra two BBQs have been organized. The students and staff are now regularly lining up before the BBQ is ready to ensure they can get a nice fresh burger. The extra BBQ has enabled AMESS to meet the high demands of students and quickly have burgers served! The freezer has enabled AMESS to bulk purchase the supplies and keep them safely stored for each of the future events.
Coach Anthony has been doing an amazing job with the team. Under his instruction, the team members are working well together, and have pulled off a few consecutive wins. As a result the Massey team has advanced to the ASFA Plate Semi-Final for our league, and are looking forward to more success for the rest of the season.
MUARCC has been as strong as ever this year! We have been making weekly trips to Extreme Edge Panmure and occasionally Extreme Edge West to mix things up. Even as assignments have been picking up our members have proven to be faithful, new and old alike. We can’t stop climbing!
The Massey Futsal Fundraising Tournament was a great success for MAFC. There were 7 paying teams competing which resulted in over $300 net profit for the club. Massey students were involved in many of the teams, and the club members did a great job of organising and running the tournament.
The Futsal Team in the Wednesday league is looking good, we have introduced a lot of new blood to the team, with most of the more experienced players moving to other teams to make room. We are looking to capitalise this year on our new talent and build up these players and in the process spread this amazing sport to more students.
The club is playing regularly over at Tennis Northern each Wednesday. Our coach, Alex Shepherd, turns up each week and we're all getting quite a bit of individual coaching as numbers this semester have been quite low. So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself over to the courts and join us. We are an all-weather sport as we have the option of playing indoors if it rains. We apply for grants to cover a large proportion of our costs, so you're only looking at a dollar or two to play! We even supply the racquets!
Thanks to the grant from round 3, the first welcome dinner for MUA Malaysian club was held at one of our member’s houses. Before the dinner, the committee came earlier to help out in the kitchen and prepare foods for the steamboat. 16 of us turned up for the dinner and we also had a few Malaysian students who graduated from our university last year joining the dinner. This has been a very successful event as it gave our members a great chance to know each other and socialise. During dinner, our club committee were introduced to the members so that the members could familiarise themselves with the committee. Unfortunately, some of our members had to leave early so Mafia games were only played by those who stayed after dinner. After the games, we took the chance to discuss about our further plan in setting up the night market stall on campus.